BEIRUT, Lebanon — One year ago this week, Faizah Sulaimani was among the first small group of young protesters — less than 30 people, led by the Arab world’s first female Nobel Peace Prize winner — who gathered at the gates of Sanaa University to
Few presidential inaugural speeches rise to brilliance and are memorable. President Barack Obama’s speech had the potential to rise to the occasion of the words of Presidents Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Kennedy.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Inauguration Day is one day away. I’ll take tomorrow off work to watch the Inauguration, with my spouse and a few close friends. No doubt we will cry.
On the day of his inauguration, President-elect Obama will face a world of problems — challenges as daunting as faced by any president in my life. Where does our new leader start to get America moving in the right direction?
When asked what historical figure they’d most like to study this year, an astounding 22 of the 35 students in Ms. Ellingham’s eighth-grade history class at Susan B. Anthony middle school in Minneapolis answered, “Yoko Ono” and/or “John Lennon.”
By Jeff Severns GuntzelFriday, Sept. 19, 2008
Every Friday, MinnPost arts writer Jeff Severns Guntzel designs a custom weekend tour based on a theme of Twin Cities galleries, museums, public art and performance spaces.